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News   February 20, 2019   by Adam Malik

Auto Show highlights technology


Kia showed off hybrid plug-ins versions of its Niro and Optima at the 2019 Canadian International Auto Show.

The Canadian International Auto Show is on in Toronto.

Car makers are doing their best to woo shoppers by boasted the amount of technology available in their vehicles.

Telematics is a big seller from a variety of companies, giving drivers the ability to receive prompts and warnings about issues under the hood.

In-car tech has also been enhanced by many by way of

Some automakers are touting new buying options. Consumers can shop for vehicles online and, in some cases, connect with the sales department via video chat to get a tour of a vehicle without having to trek to the dealership.

Electric options continue to grow as many either added new options or boosted current offerings.

While some are putting their efforts towards SUVs, Nissan reaffirmed its commitment to sedans, announcing it has added an all-wheel-drive option to its Altima model.

The Genesis Essentia concept which has biometric safeguards for the vehicle owner.

Genesis, which is hoping to continue its rapid growth in Canada, showed off concept vehicle Essentia which requires biometrics – fingerprint and facial scan – for unlocking its doors.

The Kia Stinger was awarded Car of the Year and the Jaguar I-Pace as Utility Vehicle of the Year in Canada. The I-Pace is especially noteworthy as it’s the first fully electric vehicle to win an overall award from the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada.

Have a look through our photo gallery below to see what catches your eye.


Canadian International Auto Show 2019